Kellen Flynn graduated from the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management in 2012 with a BSBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship.
Why did you choose to work for Texas Instruments? I was not completely sure what I wanted to do after graduation and the ACCESS rotational program from Texas Instruments (TI) gave me the opportunity to experience three different functional areas (accounting, finance and operations) within a three year period.
Tell us about your job responsibilities and title: After three rotations within the ACCESS program, I’ve “graduated” to become a financial planning manager. I handle top to bottom forecasting of the income statement and overhead for one of TI’s business units. I need to be able to translate senior management’s strategy and incorporate external market pressures into accurate and clear financials.
What do you enjoy most about working at Texas Instruments? The inclusive and continuous learning environment TI fosters has truly helped set a great foundation for many years to come. They give you a lot of responsibility very quickly and will continuously challenge if you are up for it.
What is your fondest Eller memory? I truly enjoyed the Entrepreneurship program from top to bottom. Despite not going to work for a startup post-graduation, being able to apply an entrepreneurial mindset to my job makes the company feel smaller and I feel like I can add value to my business partners.